Every few months there seems to be a jailbreak tweak that’s released to cater to the James Bond wannabes out there, and SlyCam is the latest addition to the cache.

SlyCam allows one to covertly snap photos directly from iOS 5’s Notification Center. Check out our video coverage of the jailbreak tweak inside…

As you can see from the video, SlyCam has two basic options. The first option is to preload the camera in a tiny window that resides in Notification Center β€” targeting your snapshot prior to taking a photo. The second option is to simply snap the photo without even previewing it.

Of course the second option is the faster method of obtaining your photo, but you’re not guaranteed to take the picture you were hoping for, since there’s no viewfinder to preview it in.

I’m really not sure what I think about SlyCam. It works, but I think if Q gave James something like this, he’d probably think he was losing his creative touch.

At any rate, the tweak is free, so if you’re interested and running a jailbroken instance of iOS 5, head over to Cydia and spy it out.

Have you tried it?

  • Jeff, what are you using on the lockscreen that has the clock/rss reader?

    • It’s IntelliscreenX ….

      • Chris Moses

        whats the source to get intelliscreenx

      • Its on the home page of Cydia or you could try search …

    • It’s IntelliscreenX ….

    • hopefully that will be the next vid. the RSS tweak i have doesn’t have a time stamp. πŸ™

    • hopefully that will be the next vid. the RSS tweak i have doesn’t have a time stamp. πŸ™

    • It’s obviously the best notification center tweak ever, IntelliScreenX πŸ™‚ It’s called the ISX Ticker and it shows you things from your rss feed, twitter, or facebook πŸ™‚

      • How does it differ from regular Intelliscreen?

      • It’s got the X faxctor

      • How does it differ from regular Intelliscreen?

    • It’s obviously the best notification center tweak ever, IntelliScreenX πŸ™‚ It’s called the ISX Ticker and it shows you things from your rss feed, twitter, or facebook πŸ™‚

    • I can’t believe people are still asking about this lol. Intelliscreen X is a must have for me! BTW Jeff nice 2G

  • Jeff, what do you use in notification centre that thing next to clock news feed for RSS/Twitter?

  • Jeff, what do you use in notification centre that thing next to clock news feed for RSS/Twitter?

  • Does anybody know the name for tweak showing time and rss feed?

    • Read above

      • JayKay

        Guyz open ur eyes and see in starting what tweak is this its intelliscreenx. No body talked about slycam everyone is on rss. Killed the purpose of this video. Lolz

  • For those who need to know the clock/RSS reader is …IntelliscreenX …it’s a paid tweak and it’s got the be one of the best tweaks for ios 5 …

  • Anonymous

    Is there any app or tweak which allows you have more pages on notification center? (except intelliscreenX)??? thanks

  • I may give it a try

  • how do you change the background of notification centre?

  • Jeff for priminister

  • Anonymous

    Seems like SlyCam is a pretty quick way to snap a photo…lots of prime NC space taken up though

  • brian keefe

    quick question: does it support the flash? if I’m taking a spy photo I want to be 100% sure the FLASH isn’t going to go off. or shutter sound.

  • Rob

    I installed it ……then …….uninstalled it ….

    The preview icon is too small for me, sorry .

  • Anonymous

    And then the flash goes off.

  • Anonymous

    Installed it and it completely disabled the main page of my notification center. IntelliscreenX pages work fine but the main screen with the time/weather/etc is completely blank now.

  • Vikash Patel

    how do i get pages on notification centre??